Seller’s Workshop

EXCITING NEWS!! Since the launching of my Homebuyer’s Workshops, I’ve been thinking more and more about the other side of the transaction, and how Seller clients could benefit from a similar workshop.

INTRODUCING: The SELLER’S WORKSHOP | Hosted by: Allison Jackson, REALTOR with Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty and guest speaker Robyn Sonis with Campbell & Brannon Real Estate Attorneys at Law.

Future home sellers will learn all there is to know about the current market, how to get your home ready to sell, and most importantly, what to do to get your home SOLD!

Workshops will be held twice a year, every August and February. 

Sotheby’s Heritage

Founded in the heart of London in 1744, Sotheby’s Auction House quickly dominated the auction scene by marketing the world’s most cherished possessions, creating a tradition comparable to none. As the oldest company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (BID), Sotheby’s Auction House demonstrates exemplary knowledge and experience on a global level, having 90 offices in 40 countries, including nine different salerooms located in New York, London, Hong Kong, Beijing, Geneva, Milan, Paris, Zurich and Doha.

Sotheby’s International Realty® was founded in 1976 and exemplifies the same passion that guides the Sotheby’s Auction House by being a commanding presence in the representation of the world’s most exclusive properties. The real estate company aspires to deliver the same commendable customer service to properties at all price points while keeping each listing unique. Sotheby’s International Realty has a large local and global impact with over 22,000 sales associates in approximately 950 offices and 69 countries and territories. Locally, we have more than 430 sales associates serving the metro Atlanta area and beyond.

A Cajun Toast

Being born on the bayou, I thought I’d share a little Cajun flavor with everyone,  to ring in our country’s 242nd birthday! And maybe serve as a little reminder that, the United States of America is an amazing gumbo of people, and we are all incredibly lucky to be a part of it!

Street Performer, Jackson Square – New Orleans, LA

May there be crawfish in your nets

And gumbo in your pot.

May the Sac-au-lait be biting

At your favorite fishing spot. 

 

May God’s sun be shining brightly

When you need its cheerful rays. 

May the oak tree shade you gently

On those lazy bayou days.

 

May a Bourreé game be waiting

When all your work is through. 

May the fais-do-do bring pretty girls 

To toss a wink at you.

 

And when your time is over

And your place on earth is gone.

May you waltz right into heaven

To the tune of “Jolie Blonde.”

Copywright: Bob Hamm, 1973

Distracted Driving Law Takes Effect July 1: Everything You Need to Know

REMINDER: Hands-Free Georgia Act will be effective July 1st! Here’s a snippet of the “new laws” involving phone usage while driving. 🚙📱 I highly recommend getting a mount for your car to hold your phone. As a REALTOR®, it’s been a lifesaver for me, because I spend so much time in the car. See below for suggested mounts.

 

Car Mounts

 

Homebuyer’s Workshop Spring 2018

ATLANTA FRIENDS: You don’t want to miss this!! 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27TH AT 5:30PM

You’re invited to a special homebuyer’s workshop event, where you’ll learn about mortgage rates, the real estate market and the process of buying a home.

E-mail allisonjackson@atlantafinehomes.com or click the image below to RSVP to this amazing event!


BEST Dog-friendly Patios in Atlanta

Pictured: The sweetest puppy in the world, Bourbon!
  1. Perk-N-Pooch
  2. Kaleidoscope Bistro & Pub
  3. Floataway Cafe
  4. JCT Kitchen & Bar
  5. Einstein’s
  6. Joe’s on Juniper
  7. Moe’s and Joe’s Tavern
  8. Leon’s Full Service
  9. The Local
  10. Hampton & Hudson
  11. Ladybird Grove & Mess Hall **personal favorite** cheap beer, wine in a can, cool campsite vibe – what’s not to love?!
  12. ParkGrounds
  13. Muchacho
  14. Midway Pub
  15. 97 Estoria
  16. Le Bilboquet
  17. NEW BONUS – Fetch Park & Ice House

Updated from Original Post from Atlanta.Eater

Registration is Open for the Atlanta BeltLine Westside 5K/8K!

Presented by Delta Air Lines, the Atlanta BeltLine Partnership’s Run.Walk.Go! Race Series is the perfect way to get your “fit” on while exploring different Atlanta BeltLine trail segments. Check out the latest project developments, snag a race t-shirt you’ll be proud to wear, and burn a few calories. Yes, it’s a race, but it’s all about the fun – runners, walkers, strollers, and four-footed friends are all welcome!

The first “race” of 2018 is the Westside 5K/8K (8K option new for this year) on Saturday, July 14. This year’s race starts and ends at Lee + White in historic West End, makes extensive use of the Westside Trail which opened to the public in September 2017 and features an awesome after-party at Monday Night Garage!

The Westside 5K/8K is a “fun run” meant for participants of all fitness levels. But if you’re looking to take home the hardware, they will have race medals ready for the following winners:

  • Overall M/F
  • Overall Master’s M/F
  • Overall Grand Master’s M/F
  • Overall Sr. Master’s M/F
  • Top 3 in each of the regular 5-year age groups (10 & under through 75+)

Overall awards based on gun time. Age group awards based on chip time.

The start/finish line area will be filled with energy, music, and refreshments. All participants will receive a complimentary adult beverage from Monday Night Garage. They will be chip timing the start and finish, and sending participants out in quick waves to ensure no one gets bumped around in the crowd. The 5k course has been USATF-certified.

Be sure to register by June 14 to take advantage of the early bird discount!

Recording Devices in Homes

If you are currently shopping for a home, you might just be on Candid Camera. (Click the link if I just dated myself, and you aren’t familiar with one of America’s FIRST Reality TV Shows.)

More and more homeowners/sellers are installing recording devices in their homes – cameras, listening devices, or both.

REAL LIFE STORY: I was on a showing with some clients, who happen to be good friends of mine, so our relationship was a bit more casual than the typical client relationship.

Before we went into the very first home I was showing them, I paused at the door and said: “Hey, by the way guys, if you have any comments that aren’t positive – save them until we are out of the house… or better yet, just don’t talk at all while we’re inside if necessary. A lot of people have recording devices in their homes, and you don’t want them to hear you bashing their decor or giving them negotiation leverage.”

My friends/clients (frilents?) sort of laughed me off and we’re like, “Ok.. hahaha”. Well, the second we’re in the door, the husband says, loudly: “Google, please stop recording.” And from somewhere in the house, came the response, “Ok, stopping recording now.”

I’ve never seen my clients look so shocked! Their eyes were as big as saucers and they were mouthing to me “WE THOUGHT YOU WERE KIDDING!?!”. Which, as they had just learned, I was not. We laughed about it once we were out of that house, and my clients were careful not to talk inside the homes we visited throughout their search.

So, be aware, homebuyers… Smile, you’re (possibly) on CANDID! CAMERA!  *That is another very dated reference but whatevs.*

 

For more information about recording devices in homes, here are couple of articles that dive a little deeper:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2018/04/30/home-sellers-spying-home-buyers/553818002/

https://www.realtor.com/news/trends/buyers-under-surveillance/